I am not one for subtitles. But there are times that a blog post could actually use one. This would be my first post where two would be appropriate! The first would be Tour de Blast: The ride that almost wasn’t, and the second is Tour de Blast: What happens when you don’t train well enough….
Read on to see why!
Continue reading “Tour de Blast 2019”
Part of me wanting to be a science teacher way back in the way back days is that I have an affinity for numbers. I have a friend who regularly posts on Facebook that Algebra is evil and will never be used outside the classroom. I always reply that Algebra is your friend, and will always come in handy. I can see her sneer every time I say this!
In my travels I have learned that more so than different religions, political parties, or even WSU and that other school in WA, those who like math and those who don’t will never understand each other. EVER!
I will continue to hope that someday she will see the light… But I digress!
One of the numbers I like to track are the milestone numbers. The triple zeros at the end of the number. Yesterday was one of those days… Continue reading “A new Milestone”
For those who know me and have been around me after my ‘big ride’ of the year, they’ve pretty much gotten used to me being up and ‘rarin to go’ the next day. Lord knows I am not at 100%, the stairs at work seem MUCH steeper that then were before the rides, and I seem to make a lot more “old man noises.” For the most part, though, most would not know I have done anything major.
Since the RAMROD, though, I’ve had discussions people I don’t know, or some I don’t know that well, that have just made me smile. Continue reading “Have you recovered yet?”
Have y’all gotten tired of my whining about the heat yet? if so, then I am sorry for at least one more. We are about to hit the 6th day of 90 degree heat (a first ever for us) and at 92 degrees, yesterday was the hottest Independence Day in 124 years!
Given all this, but still needing to ride, our hero was out of bed at 445 and on the road at 5 AM to beat the heat… Continue reading “Not my best ride ever”
It makes me laugh to title this post this way. Why? Cuz I have to tell you, for the last month and a half at work I have been busier than, as my dad would say, a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest! Between teaching in Spokane and two projects that are due at the same time, it has been non-stop.
Then at home, Michelle and I have been helping out her mom, (mostly her but I help!) Working in the garden (mostly her but I help) and both of us have been working out a lot! She now has three half marathons to do this year, and I of course have the RAMROD.
May, however, will be even
worse! I mean BETTER!!
Continue reading “Lord things are gonna start getting busy”
Well folks, today was the perfect storm of events. I am 98% recovered from the Spokane Plague, I don’t have to fly out-of-town tomorrow, and the weather was perfect! Given a day like this, there is only one thing that can happen: A long bike ride
Continue reading “Kicking it into gear!”
As planned, today was the last ‘real’ riding day before the Seattle to Portland. I got up early, made some farm fresh scrambled eggs (DAMN they were good) and I was ready to go about 7AM.
It was a bit of a struggle getting outside. I really wanted to just hang around the house. But finally I got my butt in gear and headed out for my 40 mile training route through Everett and Woodinville. Who knew I’d be helping a buncha riders find the right route? Continue reading “A Cycling Good Deed”